VIENNA – Opel Austria Powertrain GmbH, the Austrian unit of the Fiat Auto SpA-General Motors Corp. powertrain joint venture, will start production of the new 1.0L 3-cyl. and 1.4L 4-cyl. Twinport Ecotec gasoline engines July 17. The investment for the engines is €30 million ($34.5 million), and the Vienna-based plant will be the sole production source. Production of the current 1.0L 3-cyl. ECOTEC engine will be phased out, to be replaced by the new 1.0L Twinport engine. About ...

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